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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The city is very set on implementing fully grade-separate rail at the moment. Both the Confederation, and Trillium Lines (current and future) are grade-separated and it's very very likely that this extension will be the same. The only non-grade-separate LRT that has been mentioned (since the abandoned original LRT plan) is a line on Carling.
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    The Trillium Line

    The new track at Bayview was being welded today.
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    For that particular example (an issue at Rideau) trains could, in theory, operate all the way to Campus station and then use the crossover just beyond the station to turn around. Then you'd only have to run a shuttle from Campus to some other downtown station (probably Parliament since there's also a crossover there). As for the length of the trains, the line is designed to meet the current demands of the old Transitway which is why we only need 48m long trains. Building the line for above current peak demand would basically be a waste of money at this time. 59m trains won't need to be considered for a fairly long time since we can just continue to increase the frequencies of trains to meet higher demand. Once the capacity of the line is maxed out in both frequency and vehicle capacity, then longer trains can/should be considered.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    New limited edition Ready for Rail PRESTO cards available starting tomorrow.
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    LRT Spotting

    This video on reddit shows 1122 being tested today near Tunney's.
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    So it'll use simplified straight lines instead of an accurate depiction of streets like it does now? (Kind of like the TTC's system map?)
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    The Trillium Line

    There will be (probably) be 10 stations with washrooms. Baseline, Moodie, Bayview, Blair, Hurdman, Trim, Tunney's Pasture Lincoln Fields, the Airport, and Limebank. The stations with washrooms are decided by these four factors (from the linked report): Public washrooms will be provided at terminal stations of electrified rail rapid transit lines as required by the Ontario Building Code; Once public washrooms are built at terminal stations, they will normally be retained if the line is extended and the station no longer functions as a terminal and any recommendation to remove a such washroom would be brought to Council for approval; Public washrooms will be provided at high-volume transfer stations between electrified rail rapid transit lines and other major rapid transit corridors, where the majority of passenger traffic in the station is transferring between the two lines; and Public washrooms at rail rapid transit stations will follow the design principles established for the Confederation Line and will meet industry best practices for customer security and safety. Limebank (formerly Bowesville) doesn't really fall under any of those four factors but is being recommended anyway.
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    The Trillium Line

    The original Bombardier Talents used on the Trillium Line had bathrooms but they were always locked (it was just a relic of them being originally built for DB in Germany). The Trillium line uses regional trains rather than urban rapid transit trains which is why other variations of them feature bathrooms, but since OC Transpo uses them for urban transit there's no need for them. The FLIRTs most likely won't have bathrooms since there will be several stations along the line with bathrooms instead. (Bayview and Bowesville/Limebank I think?)
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    The Trillium Line

    There's a video of a 4-car 8-door version here, although it's the full electric variant. (Without a "power pack"). (Starts at around 1:12).
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    The Trillium Line

    Yes.
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    The Trillium Line

    The track at the new Bayview platform has been assembled. Just needs ballast work done now.
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    The Trillium Line

    The bundles of replacement ties have been there since the fall. I think some have been replaced at Brookfield recently.
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    The Trillium Line

    Seven of them. The manufacturer is Stadler.
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    The Trillium Line

    I emailed the Stage 2 team to clarify a few things regarding the new trains. The confirmed that the new FLIRT trains will have 8 doors (per side) as shown in a previously posted picture (2 doors per car). They also said that in operation they would use 6 FLIRTs and one LINT on the mainline and then two LINTs on the Airport Link.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    This means that the only route that will serve Billings Bridge 3C is the 304. I wonder if they'll just move the 304 to 3B and leave 3C unused like the other platforms at the west end of the station.
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